Electrotechnologies for Extraction from Food Plants and Biomaterials / Edition 1

Electrotechnologies for Extraction from Food Plants and Biomaterials / Edition 1

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Electrotechnologies for Extraction from Food Plants and Biomaterials / Edition 1

Recently, the electrotechnologies based on the effects of pulsed electric fields (PEF), such as ohmic heating (OH) and DC electric field, have gained real interest in the field of food processing. These techniques efficiently enhance methods of extraction from food plants and dehydration of biosolids. The PEF and pulsed OH techniques preserve the nutritional, functional, structural and sensory properties of products better than conventional extraction technologies. The electrofiltration and electro-osmotic dewatering can be very effective for the separation of bioproducts and dehydration of food wastes.

The first source book in the field, this book gives an overview the fundamental principles of electrical techniques, electrophysical properties of foods and agricultural products, application of various emerging electrotechnologies for enhancing the solid-liquid separation and drying processes, extraction techniques of pigments, processing methods of different in-plant tissues and biosolids, electro-osmotic dewatering and electrofiltration of biomaterials, recent industrial- scale gains, and other aspects. Each chapter is complementary to other chapters and addresses the latest efforts in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387793733
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Series: Food Engineering Series
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Electroporation in Biological Cell and Tissue: An Overview.- Pulsed-Electric-Fields-Induced Effects in Plant Tissues: Fundamental Aspects and Perspectives of Applications.- Moderate Electrothermal Treatments of Cellular Tissues.- DC Electrical Field Effects on Plant Tissues and Gels.- Electro-Osmotic Dewatering (EOD) of Bio-Materials.- Electrofiltration of Biomaterials.- Food Industry Applications for Pulsed Electric Fields.- Application of High-Voltage Electrical Discharges for the Aqueous Extraction from Oilseeds and Other Plants.- Industrial-Scale Treatment of Biological Tissues with Pulsed Electric Fields.

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